OK, kiddies, this was a bye week as we strapped on the campaign gear and showered ourselves with hopes. Next week, we push our regular podcast a day so that we can talk about the Nov. 2nd results. Check us at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on 11/3 for our commentary, complaints, and we would hope, a […]

The Left Ahead! trio rarely endorses candidates. However, each of us often does so individually at our main blogs. Look to Ryan’s Take and Left in Lowell, and Mike already has listed his statewide picks for offices and ballot questions at Marry in Massachusetts. We ran through some trends in the last two weeks of […]

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“I’m a big believer that most people are reachable and most people are fair,” MassEquality‘s new executive director, Kara Suffredini, told us. That will certainly make her vision for the rights group work best. She is the vision person, brought in as the board chair, Sara Whitman says, to “bring us to the next level […]

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Kara Suffredini, MassEquality’s new executive director, joins us. She’ll detail her new, focused, aggressive program to solidify gains and expand LGBT rights and protections. Much like in the eras of women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement,  befuddled Americans have been overheard asking, “What more do they want? We’ve already given them (insert hard-won right)!” […]

With homework for left and right wingers, William S. Lind gave us his past-is-future vision of public transit. His pessimism and hope on the topic are available also at The American Conservative and in full at the book he co-authored, Moving Minds: Conservatives and Public Transportation. While a famous commentator on military and foreign affairs […]

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 5th, at 2 p.m. Eastern, we talk trolleys. Bill Lind comes on to describe why left-wingers and right-wingers alike need to join him on the electric trolley. You can listen live then here. Afterward come back to Left Ahead! or return to the show URL to hear or download it on demand. […]